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Impact de l'infrastructure culturelle sur le développement économique local - Elaboration d'une méthode d'évaluation ex-post et application à Lille2004 Capitale européenne de la Culture

Abstract : This doctoral thesis develops a method of evaluating the impact of cultural infrastructure on local economic development and applies it to the case of Lille2004 European Capital of Culture. It assesses four key elements: (1) the impact of cultural infrastructure expenditure; (2) the territorial effects; (3) the consequences for territorial attractiveness; and (4) the effects on local business of visitor expenditure arising from the presence of a cultural infrastructure.

This evaluation method, together with its application to Lille2004, attempts to show the possibility of measuring the economic impact of cultural infrastructure on local economic development by using a series of indicators. These indicators were constructed after a preliminary analysis of the expenditure multiplier effect, the external effects of the cultural infrastructure and the mechanisms of high profile image-building, together with the location choices of local economic agents.

The thesis concludes that any positive economic impact from the existence of a cultural infrastructure is not that clear. The evaluation of Lille2004 shows mitigated results in this respect. The media impact is limited; the effects in terms of widespread diffusion appear to be weak. Nevertheless, this limited impact did not prevent the event from generating a significant positive effect on tourism. Lille2004 was quite beneficial to the performance of those cafés, hotels and restaurants located in Lille centre, although its job creation effect remained minimal.
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Thomas Werquin. Impact de l'infrastructure culturelle sur le développement économique local - Elaboration d'une méthode d'évaluation ex-post et application à Lille2004 Capitale européenne de la Culture. Economies et finances. Université des Sciences et Technologie de Lille - Lille I, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00083855⟩

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